Australians urged to vote 'Yes' on marriage equality

Responding to news that a vote on legalising same-sex marriage in Australia will proceed after the High Court dismissed two legal challenges, Naomi Vaughan, Amnesty International Australia’s Marriage Equality Campaign Coordinator, said: “Marriage equality is a human rights issue. LGBTQI Australians have already waited too long for their loving unions to be treated with dignity and respect. “Amnesty International Australia wanted a free vote in Parliament to usher in marriage equality in our country. However, now the High Court has ruled the postal survey will proceed, we call on all Australian

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Scottish political leaders back marriage equality in Northern Ireland ahead of huge Belfast march

Political leaders across Scotland have united in their support for the introduction of equal civil marriage for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland ahead of a huge march for marriage equality in Belfast tomorrow (1 July). Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK or Ireland where same-sex couples can’t marry, despite widespread public support for equal marriage (70% according to an Ipsos MORI poll in June 2016). Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader, said: “I was proud to play a part in the introduction of equal marriage legislation in Scotland and have been t

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Marriage equality a 'litmus test' for any Northern Ireland government - campaigners

A commitment to deliver equal marriage must be a litmus test for any new Northern Ireland government, campaigners said today at a press conference in Belfast. The campaigners, from the Love Equality coalition, the campaign for equal civil marriage in Northern Ireland, said that they believed there was now a clear majority of MLAs in the newly-elected Assembly in favour of equal marriage. They called for a cross-party commitment to pass equal marriage legislation early in the new Assembly mandate, saying this should be a key litmus test for whether any new Executive was willing to be a “governm

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Jul 12 2016 3:51PM
Opposing hate crime in the classroom - whether it’s trending or not
By Laura Newlyn, a volunteer on our Speaker Programme I’m suffering from referendum fatigue. I’m fed-up with the back-and-forth arguments and frustrated by the uncertainty of the future. But mostly I’m saddened by the divisions it has...

Amnesty Report: Northern Ireland criticised for failure on ‘dealing with the past’, abortion and marriage equality

“The last year has been marked by failure to deliver on key human rights issues facing Northern Ireland” – Patrick Corrigan

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Northern Ireland ‘last bastion of discrimination’ after Irish same-sex marriage vote

‘People in Northern Ireland are sick of living in a discriminatory backwater for gay people’ - Patrick Corrigan

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May 20 2015 7:17PM
Equal, but not the same: 13-year-old students direct movies to explore gender inequality in Mexico
Amnesty Mexico shows the difference it makes if you put primary school students in the director’s chair, rather than sit them passive in the audience. They set up a Short Film Festival on Gender Equality to encourage school students to...
Mar 31 2015 6:55PM
Even It Up
Speaker: Ana Caistor Arendar (Head of Inequality Campaigns at Oxfam) Venue: The Studio, Wrekin College TF1 3BH Time: 4pm 30 April 2015 (Thursday) FREE ADMISSION

Northern Ireland: Amnesty predicts 2015 court challenge to same-sex marriage ban

Love is a human right - at Belfast Pride
Amnesty International has welcomed the first same-sex weddings in Scotland and said it looked forward to a court challenge in

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Panti Bliss versus homophobia – gay rights campaigner Belfast-bound for Amnesty Lecture

Panti Bliss to deliver Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture 2014
Amnesty International has announced that controversial Dublin drag queen, Panti Bliss, will deliver this year’s Amnesty Belfast Pride Lecture.

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